All change at Whitehall Garden Centres

After a lifetime spent working in and around the business, Peter Self has announced that he is stepping back from the day-to-day running of the Whitehall Garden Centres group. Read more - members only

Planning permission sought for new Blue Diamond Centre

Plans to build the ‘premier garden centre in the Northeast’ on the outskirts of Alnwick have been submitted by Northumberland Estates, following extensive local consultation. Read more - members only

Dutch plant lorry drivers to boycott the UK?

Inadequate training and poor facilities at border posts cause damage to products and frustration for drivers. Read more - members only

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Not enough starts and far too many stops

Leading garden centre bosses comment on the year so far.  “It’s the worst spring weather I can remember in 9 years of being in the trade,”  said one MD. Read more - members only

Plant sales have been down for many

GCA recommends Flybox

The Garden Centre Association is highlighting Flybox as a very interesting new way of dealing with waste food.  Read more - members only

Hillier… Ideal Home Garden Retailer of the Year

Hillier garden centres has won the inaugural Ideal Home Garden Retailer of the Year Award. Read more - members only

HTA & GCA collaborate over new retail committee

HTA forms a new retail Committee with permanent GCA representation to increase collaboration between the two horti-retail groups. Read more - members only

Garden Centres have mixed views of Christmas prospects

It has been a difficult year so far for garden centres with sales flat, down in volume terms, and costs up.  What do garden centres expect from the rest of the year? Read more - members only

Christmas at Castle Garden Centre, Sherborne

Garden centres act to protect their bottom line

Managing a business is more difficult now.  Garden centre bosses explain how they are protecting profits when sales are level and costs have risen?

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Calder family to sell Daisy Nook

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has been instructed to market the popular Daisy Nook Garden Centre in Greater Manchester.

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Carr Farm acquires Burleydam Garden Centre

Today it is announced that Burleydam Garden Centre is to become part of the Carr Farm Garden Centre family business. Burleydam will be trading as normal. Read more - members only

Huge industry support for the YPHA Launch Success Challenge

YPHA reveals details and industry backing for its programme to develop the next generation of leaders in the horticulture industry. Read more - open to all

Natalie Boynton at the Garden Press Event scheme launch

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